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    So dozer was just being a jerk yesterday. Barking all day, wouldn't leave the cats alone wouldn't go outside to go potty unless I went with him. So finally its bed time and he barked in his crate till like 2 in the morning. Im curious on how you guys handle these type of days because I would like to assume im not the only one who has them lol. Here is a picture of the trouble maker.

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    Default Re: Handling the bad days

    i had one of those days yesterday as well. think it's because his schedule was out of wack, and he was bored and tired.
    i just grinned and dealt. they're puppies, gonna have those days. i did put him for a time out when he got too mouthy or the barking started. it took some time, but he calmed down.
    just remember, stay calm.

    lol.. what an adorable pic of him. he looks so innocent.. haha


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    he is being totally normal.... make sure he gets plenty of exercise... a tired bully is a good bully.
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    I think he needs to go for a good ole fashioned walk, he'll be good and tired when you want to be
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    Yeah we live in colorado sometimes its just to cold for walks lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    lol.. what an adorable pic of him. he looks so innocent.. haha
    Yes, a face and pose like that, and Ace has several of them, and folk think how cute and adorable, they are so sweet and calm and they have no idea what hellions they can be at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
    Yeah we live in colorado sometimes its just to cold for walks lol
    Put him on a treadmill, if you don't own one, you can buy one cheap from
    those who've given up, lol Also, skateboards seem to fascinate all bullys!

    Puppies, young & older (bullies aren't mature until 3, physically or mentally)
    are full of energy, it must be redirected and used up. It does sound like he was
    bored. Understanding you might just be too busy maybe hire a teen or neighbor
    to dogwalk or has a backyard & even tempered dogs to play with.
    Not all bullies are lazy and laid back, some are higher energy thru out their lives
    but all puppies have excessive energy. He's really cute & and does look so innocent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    he is being totally normal.... make sure he gets plenty of exercise... a tired bully is a good bully.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    I think he needs to go for a good ole fashioned walk, he'll be good and tired when you want to be
    Too cold for whom? The human or the dog? LOL Dogs need to travel! I start acting like a jerk if I get cabin fever too.

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    We have seen a TREMENDOUS change in Bogey since we started puppy daycare once a week, and trips to the dog park fairly regularly. His biting and mouthing has decreased 10 fold! When he comes home, he crashes. We also take him everywhere with us when we can, and that stimulates him because EVERYONE has to stop and pet him! Yesterday was the first day in many that we did not go anywhere, and he started acting up! So, we got him outside for a nice LONG walk which he hates! But, the fresh air did him good, he came in, ate dinner, chewed on his toys for awhile and was asleep by 8. We did not have one biting incident either! Keeping him busy has been a great key to success!!
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    My baby boy Voitto can be the worst pita sometimes! I just need to keep calm, ignore bad bahaviour and reward good. He has tested our patience...Usko was an easy child! ...or that how I remember...

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    Default Re: Handling the bad days

    With a beautiful face like that, I don't believe he was being a jerk. Max sometimes gets a bit anxious ( not to the degree u are describing). If he is overly tired like a baby he is cranky & barky. I try to sooth him, hold him, rub his belly, make him relax till he falls asleep.
    How old is Dozer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Put him on a treadmill, if you don't own one, you can buy one cheap from
    those who've given up, lol Also, skateboards seem to fascinate all bullys!

    Puppies, young & older (bullies aren't mature until 3, physically or mentally)
    are full of energy, it must be redirected and used up. It does sound like he was
    bored. Understanding you might just be too busy maybe hire a teen or neighbor
    to dogwalk or has a backyard & even tempered dogs to play with.
    Not all bullies are lazy and laid back, some are higher energy thru out their lives
    but all puppies have excessive energy. He's really cute & and does look so innocent!
    Is there a way to get them to walk on the treadmill? We haven't tried in a few years but when we did Max wasn't having it. He refused to walk & just sat. My husband & I tried to hold him up but could get him to walk. Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions??

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